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EA_Blueberry
4166 posts EA Community Manager
edited January 21
Hey, NHL 21 fans.

A roster update is LIVE!



This thread is to discuss the roster update and leave any feedback/suggestions.
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  • museaholik
    4 posts Member
    edited January 21
    It is live, so where are the details? I see, you just edited the OP, so there won't be any details except for those four rookies? And why do those rookies always have a blank portrait picture? Is it really that hard to implement them? Also all traded players and free agents have their old picture, basically every player has his portrait from last season.

    And what I've noticed so far: Stützle is still too short and too light. K'Andre Miller was born in 2000, not in 2001. There are also still many duplicate players (FA and on teams in Europe).

    Really, EA, you should let the community do the rosters, they would be way more accurate.

    Oh and yeah, when will we finally get the new TRUE, CCM and other goalie equipment? You realize that there are many high calibre goalies that switched to TRUE, right?
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  • yolpy
    1 posts New member
    It's great to see some exciting prospects added to the game; however, height and weights seem to be off for so many players. For example, Tim Stützle is listed in game as 5'11" 165lbs. On the Sens website he's listed as 6'1" 187lbs. If these stats aren't going to be updated when new rosters are released should they not be editable fields? They have been in previous games for offline modes only. Is there a reason why this ability was removed?
  • Where is Mikko Lehtonen from Toronto? He is played 2 games. Well, the most important question: when will you release a new title update ??? Without this update, new rosters mean nothing at all. By the way, since the last update of the game in December, an image of a new goalie mask for the Saskatoon Blades has been shown, but the game itself still uses a mask with the old team emblem.
  • great news....thanks. now I can go for Stanley with my Sharks✌️
  • I was glad to see they didn't remove any of the CHL players from their junior teams. This allows us to move them to their current AHL teams. However, no new junior players were added for obvious reasons, so a lot of the CHL teams won't have enough players once you start moving a couple of them. I know this was only advertised as a roster update, but I was disappointed to see that no new Bauer, CCM, or True gear was added nor were the Sharks retro throwbacks or Whalers retro jerseys.
  • With all due respect, this an extremely disappointing roster update.
    According to your official release there were only 8 players that were involved in this update. Somebody had the time to make graphics for them specifically, but nobody could be bothered to compile a complete list of everything that was updated.
    It’s no wonder that roster sharing is such a requested feature for this game. We have waited this long for certain players and there is nothing that makes them official or authentic. I know the agreement does not allow you to just grab a picture of them off the internet to upload for their profile. In saying that, did nobody think to come up with a better solution in the last ten months (when these players signed their NHL contracts) in order to have official profile pictures instead of blank silhouettes? Without those pictures, these players are just glorified created players that we could have and did add months ago on our own.
  • thebiff
    4 posts New member
    I was able to realign the divisions and noticed the schedule changed
  • I've been trying to be helpful with regards to the rosters but nobody ever does anything about it...there are SO MANY duplicate players in the free agent pool, and EA adds MORE with every update! It's awful, and very irritating for someone detail oriented like myself. So, for an unprecedented 4th or 5th time, here is the list that HOPEFULLY someone will finally see:

    Garret Sparks (in FA pool as well as ECHL Orlando)
    Mikkel Boedker (in FA pool as well as Lugano)
    Marcus Kruger (in FA pool as well as ZSC)
    Vlad Sobotka (in FA pool as well as Sparta)
    Jake Dotchin (in FA pool as well as Springfield Thunderbirds)
    Jussi Jokinen (in FA pool as well as Karpat)
    Roman Polak (in FA pool as well as Vitkovice)
    Jan Kovar (in FA pool as well as Zug)
    Rodrigo Abols (duplicate added this recent update!!!!) is in FA as well as Orebro
    Yohann Auvitu (duplicated added this recent update!!!) is in FA as well as HIFK
    Nikita Jevpalovs (in FA pool as well as Dornbirn)
    Sebastian Dahm (in FA pool as well as Klagenfurt)
    Tomas Zaborsky (in FA pool as well as Saipa)
    Milan Jurcina (in FA pool as well as Sparta)
    Kris Bindulis (in FA pool as well as Krefeld)
    Noah Rod (in FA pool as well as Geneve-Servette)
    Vincent Praplan (in FA pool as well as Bern)

    SEVENTEEN duplicate players and I may have missed some. I literally just did your work for you so hopefully someone finally heeds the advice....
  • > @ildaryutkin82 said:
    > Where is Mikko Lehtonen from Toronto? He is played 2 games. Well, the most important question: when will you release a new title update ??? Without this update, new rosters mean nothing at all. By the way, since the last update of the game in December, an image of a new goalie mask for the Saskatoon Blades has been shown, but the game itself still uses a mask with the old team emblem.

    I was wondering the same thing why numerous guys are missing. I've even seen numerous wrong weight, height and even location. Like seriously EA let us edit what we paid for instead of having you guys mess up constantly.

    The Saskatoon Blades goalie mask one gave me a laugh as it's been incorrect for years and years.
  • > @Beauts90 said:
    > With all due respect, this an extremely disappointing roster update.
    > According to your official release there were only 8 players that were involved in this update. Somebody had the time to make graphics for them specifically, but nobody could be bothered to compile a complete list of everything that was updated.
    > It’s no wonder that roster sharing is such a requested feature for this game. We have waited this long for certain players and there is nothing that makes them official or authentic. I know the agreement does not allow you to just grab a picture of them off the internet to upload for their profile. In saying that, did nobody think to come up with a better solution in the last ten months (when these players signed their NHL contracts) in order to have official profile pictures instead of blank silhouettes? Without those pictures, these players are just glorified created players that we could have and did add months ago on our own.

    Playing other sports titles and seeing what they can do and little EA NHL can do is down right sad. It's as if EA is a generation behind other sports titles. :#
  • Ojibwe32
    2 posts New member
    pathetic honestly
  • > @ildaryutkin82 said:
    > Where is Mikko Lehtonen from Toronto? He is played 2 games. Well, the most important question: when will you release a new title update ??? Without this update, new rosters mean nothing at all. By the way, since the last update of the game in December, an image of a new goalie mask for the Saskatoon Blades has been shown, but the game itself still uses a mask with the old team emblem.

    I was wondering the same thing why numerous guys are missing. I've even seen numerous wrong weight, height and even location. Like seriously EA let us edit what we paid for instead of having you guys mess up constantly.

    The Saskatoon Blades goalie mask one gave me a laugh as it's been incorrect for years and years.

    There’s just very little attention to detail. Doesn’t sell UT packs.
  • IF (and that's a BIG if) you finally delete the duplicates in the next update, here are some players who you can re-add to the free agency pool, since they are free agents after all. They were in the original roster then got removed for some reason...

    Colton Beck
    Jeremy Dehner
    Cody Payne
    Eric Selleck
    Brandon Anselmini
    Emerson Clark
    Lane Bauer
    Jussi Timonen
    Mark Cundari
    Patrick Wiercioch
    Chad Nehring
    Daine Todd
    Sam Lofquist
    Vyacheslav Trukhno
    Michael Kolarz

    There's 15 players there to replace your duplicates...plenty more out there too...
  • This was a pathetic update. Very little was touched/added.

    Imagine if they didn’t take away our ability to edit players in the middle of FM? Then we could save them all the trouble of fixing stats.

    Added a couple players. FM hasn’t been fixed in over 50 days, and the two things they “fixed” are still broken
  • I would recommend for nhl22 having a search engine to look up players when making a trade through player movement. 3 years ago, at least the players were alphabetically ordered, now it takes us an eternity to find a player through free agents since they are filed from their overall level and not alphabetically. Same thing for created players, I have over 300 players created, if the first name starts with a Z and I want to assign him to a team, I have to scroll down for 2 minutes until I find the player I created......tedious.
  • when is the next roster update? @EA_Blueberry
  • EA_Aljo
    2381 posts EA Community Manager
    when is the next roster update? @EA_Blueberry

    Hello. Roster updates aren't usually announced in advance. When they release, often there's some messaging that goes. out. You can take a look at the roster updates to get an idea of the cadence of them. Usually, there's one at the beginning of the month and one around the middle. This is interrupted during the holidays so hopefully, we'll get back on this track soon.
  • Ottawa senators Erik Brannstrom would be a great addition. Don't find him in their squad.
  • I was waiting patiently a new roster update after AHL season started last week. Today it arrived, but AHL rookies such as Zegras and Denisenko are missing. Why bother to release a new roster update without these additions? Do you really believe that people don't expect these and instead praise a few rating changes? Such a disappointment.
  • "Such a disappointment"

    Sums up EA Sports as a whole.
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